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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEASURING

Her mind was just about as deep, he believed, as the tiny collar she was measuring.

For to exaggerate with judgment one must begin by measuring with nicety.

He turned and looked at her with his slow smile, his measuring eyes.

His eye was measuring, and he was forced to admit that the setting was impressive.

And Kettering took up his cord again as if to continue his measuring.

It is merely that of an instrument for measuring the moisture in the atmosphere.

He spent a whole evening measuring this imbecile's facial angle.

Would not the art of measuring be the saving principle; or would the power of appearance?

The Seneschal, measuring him with an adversary's eye, misliked his looks.

And so with respect to all we may know by numbering, weighing, and measuring.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to deal out by measure," from Old French mesurer "measure; moderate, curb" (12c.), from Late Latin mensurare "to measure," from Latin mensura "a measuring, a measurement; thing to measure by," from mensus, past participle of metiri "to measure," from PIE *me- "to measure" (see meter (n.2)).

Replaced Old English cognate mæð "measure." Meaning "to ascertain spatial dimensions of" is mid-14c. To measure up "have the necessary abilities" is 1910, American English. Related: Measured; measuring.

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